Montessori Policy Landscape Analysis
The Montessori Public Policy Initiative is pleased to announce the completion of our Montessori Policy Landscape Analysis, generously funded by the Walton Family Foundation. The MPPI Council devised a list of questions used to establish a baseline assessment of the policy landscape in each of our states with MPPI state representatives. Three main areas were explored: Childcare Licensing, Teacher Credential Recognition, and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. Additionally, a case study was done on the topic of Student Assessment.
The data from this Landscape Analysis creates a base of data for MPPI’s advocacy work and the work of our MPPI state representatives. We are beginning the process of building a new, more interactive MPPI website, and this information will eventually live there as a searchable database. As you read through this material, available through the links below, note that some of the information comes from research into state law and regulations, and some are from the accounts of our MPPI state representatives.